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August 24, 2014

Barcelona 3-0 Elche: Messi at the double for 10-man Blaugrana
22:53 GMT

The Argentine scored twice, while youngster Munir El Haddadi was also on target as the Catalans made light of the first-half dismissal of Javier Mascherano

Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United: Van Gaal's men stutter against resolute Black Cats
18:08 GMT

Juan Mata's opener was cancelled out by Jack Rodwell as the Red Devils again failed to register their first victory of the campaign

Jose Mourinho's Ice Bucket Challenge
14:56 GMT

With the charity initiative sweeping the world, Goal takes a look at the best videos from some of the biggest names in football

Angel Di Maria
14:03 GMT

The Old Trafford club have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the Real Madrid winger, with negotiations set to continue on Sunday

Albert Ebosse
10:13 GMT

JS Kabylie striker Albert Ebosse was struck on the head by a stone after a 2-1 defeat to USM Alger and died on the way to the hospital

Mauricio Pochettino
10:00 GMT

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be making his home debut with Spurs after his summer signing Eric Dier was the difference maker in the first match of the season at the Boleyn Grounds against West Ham United.

Sunderland v Manchester United: Preview and Projected Lineups (picture courtesy of
04:13 GMT

Sunderland opened their campaign with a hard fought draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns last weekend and manager Gus Poyet will be looking for a great home opener against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.

August 23, 2014

Sami Khedira
21:08 GMT

The Germany international has suggested that he is likely to depart the Santiago Bernabeu but pointed out that anything could happen before August 31

Everton 2-2 Arsenal: Ramsey & Giroud rescue point for Gunners
19:50 GMT

The home side took a 2-0 lead into half-time, with Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith on the scoresheet, but the Gunners hit back with two late goals to earn a point

Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City: Costa strikes again as Hazard seals victory
17:10 GMT

The Spain international continued a fine start up front for the Blues while Didier Drogba came on to make his return to the club in a comfortable win at Stamford Bridge

Everton v Arsenal: Preview and Projected Lineups (picture courtesy of
06:28 GMT

Everton play host to Arsenal at Goodison Park and hope that the friendly Toffee confines are the difference maker again after last season's strong 3-0 victory over Arsene Wenger's side in April.

Chelsea v Leicester: Preview and Projected Lineups (picture courtesy of
06:26 GMT

Chelsea started their campaign off the right way with an impressive 1-3 dispatching of Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday as new signings Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa both showed great signs of things to come for the Blues.

August 22, 2014

Mandzukic celebrates his goal
23:53 GMT

The Croatia striker scored after just two minutes and his goal proved enough to see off Carlo Ancelotti's side at the Vicente Calderon

Bundesliga logo
18:19 GMT

beIN SPORTS networks announced that Bundesliga will now be part of its European Championships portfolio.

Mario Balotelli
17:49 GMT

The 24-year-old is set to undergo a medical ahead of his €20m move from AC Milan on Friday and the Reds boss insists he has no apprehensions over the striker's behaviour